Valor Awards

 

David Campbell Memorial Medals 

 

The David Campbell Memorial Association annually solicits nominations of Portland Fire & Rescue members for receipt of a David Campbell Award.  The PF&R Awards Committee, with concurrence of the Fire Chief, identifies the appropriate risk level faced by the member during the act of valor.  

If the David Campbell Memorial Association decides on an award, the nominee is notified and the award presented at the David Campbell Memorial Ceremony, held each year on June (or about) 26th.  The award criteria are as follows:

Gold Medal Award with Red/Gold Ribbon and Parchment Certificate

 

To any member, while in the performance of assigned duties, whose life may be a probable sacrifice in an attempt, successful or otherwise, to save the life of another, under conditions where the chances of losing one's life were obviously far greater than the chances of saving the life of another

 

Silver Medal Award with Red/White Ribbon and Parchment Certificate 

To any member, while in the performance of assigned duties, whose life is at risk in an attempt, successful or otherwise, to save the life of another, but not under conditions where the chances of losing one's life are greater than the chances of saving the life of another, as is required by the Gold Medal.

 

Bronze Medal Award with Red/Black Ribbon and Parchment Certificate 

To any member, while in the performance of assigned duties, who attempts successfully or otherwise, to save the life of another under difficult and dangerous conditions.

Parchment Award with Red Ribbon 

To any member, while in the performance of assigned duties, who uses rare judgment and unusual courage in an attempt, successful or otherwise, to save the life of another when there was no great risk of losing one's life.

David Kingsley Award for Off-Duty Valor with Red/White/Blue Ribbon 

To any member, while off duty, who uses rare judgment and unusual courage in an attempt, successful or otherwise, to save the life of another when there was risk to the member.

David Campbell Valor Awards Given

The attached PDF lists the valor awards given over the years.  Record keeping has not provided all the details necessary to report all dates and details.